See How Multiphysics Simulation Is Used in Research and Development

Engineers, researchers, and scientists across industries use multiphysics simulation to research and develop innovative product designs and processes. Find inspiration in technical papers and presentations they have presented at the COMSOL Conference. Browse the selection below or use the Quick Search tool to find a specific presentation or filter by application area.
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Plasmon Enhanced Fluorescence Characteristics Government by Selecting the Right Objective Function

M. Csete [1], A. Szenes [1], D. Vass [1], B. Bánhelyi [2], T. Csendes [2], G. Szabó [1]
[1] Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
[2] Department of Computational Optimization, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Core-shell type plasmonic nanoresonators have been optimized to maximize the fluorescence rate of coupled dipolar emitters, namely SiV color centers in diamond. The RF module of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software was applied to extract the optical response and to analyze the near-field ... Read More

Steady-State and Transient Electrothermal Simulation of Microheater for Gas Sensing

A. N. Radwan [1], M. Mehregany [1],
[1] Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Microheaters used for gas sensing applications have been studied analytically and experimentally. Previously reported microheaters at COMSOL® conferences have shed light on microheaters’ thermal properties, optimized geometries and power consumption—all based on steady-state analysis. In ... Read More

Three Dimensional Numerical Study of the Interaction of Turbulent Liquid Metal Flow with an External Magnetic Field

G. Pulugundla[1], M. Zec[2], and A. Alferenok[3]
[1]Institute of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany
[2]Department of Advanced Electromagnetics, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany
[3]Electrothermal Energy Conversion Group, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany

Lorentz Force Velocimetry (LFV) is a non-contact measurement technique used to determine flow rates in electrically conducting fluids by exposing the flow to an external magnetic field and measuring the Lorentz force acting on the magnet system. Typically, for LFV applications real and ... Read More

Formation of Porosities During Spot Laser Welding of Tantalum

C. Touvrey[1], and P. Namy[2]
[1]CEA Valduc, France
[2]SIMTEC, France

The aim of the study is to predict the formation of porosities in the case of spot laser welding of tantalum. During the interaction, a deep and narrow cavity, called the keyhole, is generated. At the end of the interaction, surface tension provokes the collapse of the keyhole. Gas ... Read More

Modeling of Substrate Plate Preheating to Predict Efficiency in the Electron Beam Melting Process

M.Michatz [1], S. Janson [2], G. Schlick [3], I. Kühne [4], A. Frey [5],
[1] University of Applied Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Augsburg, Germany; Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV, Augsburg, Germany
[2] iwb Application Center Augsburg part of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Augsburg, Germany
[3] Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV, Augsburg, Germany
[4] Heilbronn University, Faculty of Technology and Economics, Künzelsau, Germany
[5] University of Applied Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Augsburg, Germany

Additive Manufacturing is revolutionizing the industrial sector for complex and individualized metallic components. The most limiting factor of the widely established laser beam melting technology is the scan velocity due to inertia of the mirrors [1]. In electron beam melting (EBM), ... Read More

Modeling the Hyperloop with COMSOL®: on the Mechanical Design of the EPFLoop Capsule

L. Benedetti [1], Z. Sajó [1], N. Riva [1],
[1] EPFL - EPFLoop, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Hyperloop is a concept system targeting passenger transportation aiming to carry people in a pod running in a high vacuum tube at 1200 km/h. In 2015, SpaceX announced that they would sponsor a Hyperloop pod design competition, because of their interest in helping to accelerate the ... Read More

Multiphysics Model for Thermal Management of Packaged Mid-IR Laser

G. Spinola Durante [1],
[1] CSEM SA, Switzerland

Applications of mid-infrared photonic technologies are fueled by innovative advances in quantum cascade lasers, and other key optical components like MEMS gratings and fiber-optics. The integration of devices into optoelectronic packages for stable operation at high powers poses also ... Read More

Modeling of Microstructures in Dissimilar Copper/Stainless Steel Electron Beam Welds

I.Tomashchuk, P. Sallaman, and J.-M. Jouvard
Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, Université de Bourgogne, Le Creusot, France

In the case of electron beam welding of copper with stainless steel, two principal cases of welding pool morphology are possible: a droplet-like microstructure where the electron beam deviates to the copper side due to the thermoelectric effect, so the volume of molten copper is much ... Read More

Multi-Scale Modelling of Catalytic Microreactors

B. Hari[1] and C. Theodoropoulos[1]
[1]The University of Manchester, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, Manchester, UK

Microreactors are important alternative to conventional reactors in chemistry, chemical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries due to their operation characteristics such as increased mass and heat transfer, uniform flow, safety, high throughput through array configurations, ... Read More

Benefits of COMSOL Multiphysics® Version 4

Ed Fontes
Chief Technology Officer, COMSOL

Ed Fontes is CTO at COMSOL with specific interest in the transport-reaction products. He has 14 years experience of modeling transport phenomena in industry and 6 years of supervising research projects in Academia. Ed Fontes received his PhD in Electrochemical Engineering from the Royal ... Read More